Pine Cone Trail - New Winter Holiday Stamp Release
Stacey Yacula's winter holiday stamp collection for 2019 is now available!
This year's collection Pine Cone Trail illustrated by Stacey Yacula captures those perfect winter days being outdoors. The collection takes you to a little cabin in the woods where days are spent frolicking in the snow. Stacey's signature critters are enjoying themselves and will make the sweetest cards for the upcoming winter & holiday season.
Pine Cone Trail consists of 19 stamps/stamp sets (25 individual stamps). The collection can be purchased individually or as a complete bundled set for a limited time. The entire collection can be purchased HERE for $85.00, which is a savings of 30%. This offer is only available until Friday, November 8, 2019. After this time the stamps will only be available to purchase individually.
Shipping prices for the complete collection are $7.35 domestic (USA), $17.00 to Canada & $23.50 for all other international countries. Please note that orders may take up to a week to ship during this time.
Now lets do a little introduction to this amazing new collection! As always, these stamps will coordinate with all the prior collections. This is a great way to bring life back to some of your older loved stamps. I am sure you will recognize some of them along the way.
I'm going to start with the great new backgrounds from Pine Cone Trail. They are the perfect setting for all the adorable new (&old) critters. First up is the Winter Trail background which is the inspiration for the collection's name. The background has a mix of trees and a great wide trail for the critters to ski, snow shoe, sled, walk and hangout on.
stamps used: Winter Trail, Erica, Ember, Rory & Noelle and Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Winter Trail, Blaze, Jasper & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Winter Trail, Claus & It's the most wonderful time of the year
Escaping to the warmth & coziness of a cabin in the woods is a quintessential winter day. This Cabin Background illustrated by Stacey can be used for either an outside porch scene or an inside living room scene.
stamps used: Cabin Background, Rory & Noelle, Stone Fireplace, Winter Sports Set, Autumn/Winter Door Decor, Wood Winter & Holiday Signs & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Cabin Background, Mistletoe, Spruce, Douglas, Winter Sports Set, Holiday Blurbs I & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Cabin Background, Cranberry, Erica, Oakley, O'Tannenbaum, Little Packages, Autumn/Winter Door Decor & Holiday Blurbs II
The final background scenery stamp is the Frozen Pond. This is a bit different than the full sized Lake/Pond Background stamp from the A Charming Winter collection. The Frozen Pond is designed like many of our other "horizon" style stamps, where they can be placed at any height on a card to create a custom space.
stamps used: Frozen Pond, Bianca & Neve, and Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Frozen Pond, Christmas Tree, Snowy Trees, Arthur, Wren & Essential Holiday Greetings Set
stamps used: Frozen Pond, Iclyn, Storm, Henry, Grace & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
There are two sets of stamps to decorate the cabin, use with the critters and will be perfect to use with the Front Door stamp from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas collection. That collection also included the Autumn/Winter Door Decor stamps, that you will see mixed in with the new Cabin Decor stamp set. The Cabin Decor set includes garland, Adirondack basket with greenery, 2 lanterns and a stacked pile of logs. You can see them all being used in the card below.
stamps used: Cabin Background, Douglas, Erica, Cabin Decor & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
The other accessory stamp set is the Winter Sports stamp set. This set consists of a sled, figure skates, snow shoes and bells. The stamps are great adornments for the Cabin porch or to use along side of the different critters partaking in a sport. The front of this next card uses both sets together.
stamps used: Winter Sports Set, Cabin Decor & Cabin Background
In addition to the two sets, there is a Stone Fireplace which is great to use with the cabin or out in the woods.
stamps used: Stone Fireplace, Rory & Noelle & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
Now it's time to introduce all the new adorable critters!! A few have made an appearance in the cards above along with some old favorites. The nice thing is that everyone in this collection has a friend. :)
Arthur (polar bear fishing) & Wren (bird with net) are two buddies out for a day of ice fishing, take notice of their adorable little Ice Hut! Arthur is one of my favorite illustrations from Stacey in this collection. His expression is too cute and that hat!
stamps used: Arthur, Wren, Ice Hut, Snow Cabin on Hill & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
Aspen is another favorite. I never thought I was an owl person but many of Stacey's owl illustrations are my favorite. Look at how cute this little guy is! Don't you just want to squeeze him?! He's on a tiny pair of snow shoes ready for a trek in the snow.
stamps used: Aspen, Snowy View & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
Jasper is a happy little fox in mid stride out snow shoeing. My guess is that he is on his way to pick up Aspen. :)
stamps used: Jasper
Bianca & Neve are this year's snowman and friend stamp. Every year a snowman stamp is included in Stacey's collections. :) I know many of you collect snowman stamps, so I make sure one is included. Bianca is a great addition with her little birdie friend Neve.
stamps used: Bianca & Neve and Lights
Next up are our skiers! Ember (bunny) and Blaze (skunk) are out cross country skiing along the Winter Trail. The Winter Trail and Snow Day Hill are also the perfect background for some downhill skiing! There is also a little appearance from the adorable Maggie (mouse) who must of left Mistletoe Farm for the day.
stamps used: Ember, Blaze, Maggie, Winter Trail, Handwritten Holiday & Holiday Blurbs II
I know I am saying it AGAIN, but Douglas is on my favorite list too. Look at how excited and happy he is! Douglas is the perfect cheerleader for any of his forest friends.
stamps used: Douglas, Front Door & Winter Wishes Sentiment Set
Erica (hedgehog) is Douglas's counterpart. She is a little more subdued but is a great spectator and friend! She's cute too. You can see what I mean...
stamps used: Erica, Bianca & Neve, Maggie and Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
Any hockey fans out there? Hockey moms? This duo will add a personal touch to your cards. Iclyn & Storm can be found on the ice having a little one on one. The nice thing is there is usually enough room for some of the other critters to come out and play.
stamps used: Iclyn, Storm, Frozen Pond & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
These two besties are taking a well deserved break and chatting over a cup of hot cocoa. Rory & Noelle can often be found on the side lines watching everyone or warming up by a toasty fire.
stamps used: Rory & Noelle, Frozen Pond & Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set
The Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set is also new for this holiday season (which is not part of the bundled set). It is a nice mix of general cold weather & holiday sentiments.
I hope you made it all the way here to the bottom because there is one last new stamp to share! Rosemary is a sweet Thanksgiving turkey from Stacey Yacula. This stamp is a "one off" and not part of the Pine Cone Trail collection. She was supposed to be released a little sooner but is here now. :)
stamps used: Rosemary, Sweets, Gathered Pumpkins, Spring Fence & Happy Turkey Day!
Annivesary Sale Ends Tomorrow & A New Product
Just a friendly reminder that the anniversary sale ends tomorrow, Monday, July 29th. I have re-stocked many items and will try to stay on top of it. There are always a lot of orders the last two days of a sale. If there is something showing out of stock that you wanted to order, please email me.
There was a new product I introduced last week as an easy solution for temporarily mounting your unmounted stamps. They sold out quickly but we should be re-stocked by the end of the week and I wanted to share it here as well. So, what is it? Clear Mounting Stamps! They are a super quick & easy way to use your unmounted stamps. It is also the answer that most of you have been looking for to use your stamping platforms/tools with unmounted stamps! Let's take a look...
The Clear Mounting Stamps come in two sizes, 4x6 and 6x6.
These Clear Mounting Stamps can be applied to your acrylic blocks (and stamping platforms, read on) for your unmounted stamps to temporary mount to. After stamping, they can easily be removed to be used over & over again!
Simply peel off the protective acetate sheets from the Clear Mounting Stamp, apply it to your acrylic block and then place your unmounted stamps on top. You can see that they hold nicely! Now ink up your unmounted stamps and stamp away! Once you are finished stamping, remove the rubber stamp & then the Clear Mounting Stamp from the acrylic block. Re-cover the Clear Mounting Stamp with the protective acetate sheets to keep it dust free and store away until next time.
Now I also mentioned that this is a GREAT solution for using a stamping platform with unmounted rubber stamps. It works the same way as described above. Place the Clear Mounting Stamp onto the acrylic/clear part of the stamping platform and place your unmounted stamp on top. Ink, stamp, remove & store away for next time.
Here is a photo using the Clear Mounting Stamp We Are Memory Keepers Precision Press.
If you are using a Misti as shown below, you will need to remove the black foam insert prior to stamping. It is not needed due to the thickness of the Clear Mounting Stamp and rubber stamp layered together.
Ink up the rubber stamps and stamp away!
You can also trim down the Clear Mounting Stamps for custom sizing.
The design team unanimously gave this a thumbs up and have all happily been converted. You can read a little more about using the Clear Mounting Stamps on Anna's blog and Leanne's blog.
Kara has a video where she uses the 4x6 Clear Mounting Stamp with her Misti to create a card.
16th Anniversary Sale - 25% Off All Stamps
I can't believe it has been 16 years! I know I say this every year, but it's true. It was back in 2003 that I designed my first stamp sets and started Purple Onion Designs. It was 16+ years ago that I became a part of this wonderful community of stampers. I have met so many incredibly talented, gifted, supportive and caring people over the years. I love seeing how everyone educates, shares, supports & enables one another. It is nice to see so much positivity on a daily basis. It is something we all need more of in our lives. So, thank you my fellow stampers!
So, now it is time for me to do some long over due sharing. I have so many incredible cards that the design team has been creating and sharing on their social media accounts. This might be the cause of some enabling, if the 25% off anniversary sale wasn't enough.
stamps used: SS Minow, Tide, Sand Dunes, Buddy, Smokey, Clouds & Homegrown Sentiment Set
stamps used: Pearl, Riley, VW Bus, Home Sweet Home, Clouds, Sun & A Beautiful Day Sentiment Set
stamps used: VW Bus, Buddy, Julia, Sand Dunes, Mountains & Clouds
stamps used: Merry, Sunny, Bunting, Balloon, Party Hat & Kite and Everyday Marquee Sentiment Set
stamps used: Floral Corners & Kindness Sentiment Set
stamps used: Pinky, Billy, Fair Accessories, Cotton Candy Cart, Fairgrounds Background, Starry Night & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Dotty, Bella, Floral End Notes & Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Holly, Presents & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Clown
stamps used: Billy, Wooley, Dolly, Fair Booth, Spring Fence, Fair Accessories & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Willa, Milly, Daisy, Heart Balloons, Presents & Everyday Marquee Sentiment Set
stamps used: Carmel, Billy, Pinky, Flo, Mo & Bo, Fairgrounds & Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Front Door, Door Decor #2 Spring/Summer, Wooley & Journey Sentiment Set
stamps used: Johnny, Chloe, Joey, Picnic, Watermelon & Goodies, The Perfect Spot & Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set
stamps used: Chloe, Blooms #2 - Daisy & Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set
stamps used: Sunflowers & Everyday Blurbs
Stamps used: Coffee & Tea Set
stamps used: Lilly, Bell, Flo, Mo & Bo, Luggage Set, Street, Clouds & Journey Sentiment Set
stamps used: Up & Away, Clouds & Journey Sentiment Set
stamps used: Floral Spray & The Sweetest Day Sentiment Set
stamps used: Clarabelle, 2 Cornfields & Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps used: Eve & A Beautiful Day Sentiment Set
stamps used: Bursting with Pride, Tree Line, Clouds, Post Office & A Beautiful Day Sentiment Set
stamps used: Scout, Misty, Spring Fence, Dolly, Luggage Set & Everyday Marquee Sentiment Set
stamps used: Sandy, Shelly, Beach Grass #1, Beach Grass #2, Sand Dunes, Lighthouse & Journey Sentiment Set
stamps used: Free Spirits, Clouds & Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set
stamps used: Buttercup, Blueberry, Birch Tree Background & A Beautiful Day Sentiment Set
Sunny Meadow Fair - More Cards!
I have more show stopping cards to share using the new Sunny Meadow Fair stamp collection from Stacey Yacula. Think of it as your multi day pass to the fair! :)
Don't forget the entire collection is bundled together at a discounted price of $108.00, which is 30% off. This special introductory offer of all 24 stamps is available until Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Now onto the fair!
Agnieszka has been creating some incredible dimensional cards with the new stamps. Her card fronts are cute enough, but imagine your surprise when you open a card to find this!
stamps used: Eloise, Flo, Mo & Bo, Pond/Lake Background and Essential Thoughts Senitment Set
stamps used: Clarabelle, Misty, Smokey, Barn Accessories, Barn, Spring Fence, Snow Day Hill, Carnival Blurbs & Everyday Blurbs
I adore the color combination that Amy used on this card!
stamps used: Pinky, Wooley, Clown, Large Fair Tent & Carnival Blurbs
Take notice of all the different ways the Fairgrounds Background stamp is used. Anna created a great backdrop by stamping it in a light color. The stamp can be used so many ways and doesn't always need to be fully colored in.
stamps used: Dusty, Wooley, Flo, Mo & Bo, Game Booth, Spring Fence, Fairgrounds Background and Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Misty, Wooley, & Farm Horizon
stamps used: Pinky, Wooley, Billy, Cotton Candy Cart, Fairgrounds Background & Carnival/Fair Marquee Set
stamps used: Roller Coaster, Fair Accessories & Carnival Blurbs
stamps used: Clarabelle, Dolly, Flo, Mo & Bo, Milk Set, 2 Cornfields and Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Pinky, Cotton Candy Cart & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Carmel, Pinky, Wooley, Fair Accessories, Fair Booth & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Scarecrow, 2 Cornfields, Clouds & The Sweetest Day Sentiment Set
stamps used: Pinky, Clown, Fair Accessories, Large Fair Tent, Clouds & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Carmel, Wooley, Pinky, Billy, Fairgrounds Background & A Beautiful Day Sentiment Set
Check out the great roller coaster that Sandra added in the background. Her inspiration was a card by Sandy Allnock.
stamps used: Roller Coaster & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Pinky, Cotton Candy Cart & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Eloise, Flo, Mo & Bo, Hen House & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Carmel, Dolly, Billy, Fair Booth, Fair Accessories, Hay Bale & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
Sunny Meadow Fair - New Stamp Collection
We have a new fun filled stamp collection from Stacey Yacula to share today! This collection brings back delightful childhood memories of summer days spent at the country fair. Sunny Meadow Fair features rides, games, treats and beloved little animals who have left Mistletoe Farm for the day to play and compete. You will see how easily these two collections play off of one another, in addition to so many other past favorites. These stamps are perfect for creating heartwarming cards for any occasion.
For a limited time the entire Sunny Meadow Fair stamp collection is available for $108.00, which is a discounted price of over 30% off. This special bundled set includes all 24 stamps (30 individual images) and is available until Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
There is also 3 new sentiment sets that coordinate with Sunny Meadow Fair and other past collections.
Now it's time to share some amazing cards created with these stamps!
stamps used: Roller Coaster, Fairgrounds & Carnival/Fair Marquee Sentiment Set
stamps used: Flo, Mo & Bo, Oliver, Billy, Misty, Wooley, Fair Booth, Fairgrounds Background & Carnival/Fair Blurb Set
stamps used: Wooley, Fair Accessories, Fairgrounds Background & Carnival/Fair Blurb Set
stamps used: Billy, Fair Booth, Fair Accessories, Door Decor #2 Spring/Summer & Carnival/Fair Blurb Set
stamps used: Dolly, Billy, Wooley, Fair Accessories, Fairgrounds Background, Carnival/Fair Blurbs & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Roller Coaster & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Clown, Billy & Fairgrounds Background
stamps used: Dusty, Wooley, Billy, Carmel, Pinky, Game Booth, Fair Booth, Cotton Candy Cart, Fair Accessories, Mountains & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Pinky, Cotton Candy Cart & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Dusty, Game Booth, Fair Accessories, Fairgrounds Background, Carnival/Fair Blurbs & Carnival/Fair Marquee Set
stamps used: Roller Coaster, Balloons & Streamers, Carnival/Fair Blurbs & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Pinky, Cotton Candy Cart, Fair Accessories, Fairgrounds Background & Carnival/Fair Marquee Sentiment Set
stamps used: Misty, Dolly, Fair Accessories, Fairgrounds Background & Everyday Blurbs
stamps: Eloise, Flo, Mo & Bo, Spring Fence, Sunflowers & Carnival/Fair Blurb Set
stamps used: Clarabelle, Door Decor #2 Spring/Summer, Barn Accessories, Garden Tools, Farm Wagon, Flower Bed, Bird House & Bird Cage, Barn Door & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps: Scarecrow, Flo, Mo & Bo, 2 Cornfields, Fair Accessories, Farm Horizon & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Misty, Flo, Mo & Bo, Garden Bugs, Spring Fence, Tree Line & Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set
stamps: Clarabelle, 2 Cornfields & Carnival/Fair Blurbs
stamps used: Wooley, Flo, Mo & Bo, Butterfly & Helen's Hand - Everyday Sentiments
stamps used: Flo, Mo & Bo, Hen House & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Scarecrow, 2 Cornfields & Everyday Blurbs
stamps used: Eloise, Flo, Mo & Bo, Sunflowers, Spring Fence, Sun & Everyday Blurbs